MD and Creative Director
Stephen Dunleavy set up Humble Bee Films in 2009. A former BBC Natural History Unit producer with almost thirty years experience, he established Humble Bee with the express aim of producing standout factual television focusing on nature, science and history. Stephen oversees all editorial aspects of Humble Bee.
Head of Production
Lisa has more than 20 years experience in the television industry. Lisa has production managed logistically complex, big-budget series across the globe. With experience in the BBC and the independent sector, Lisa is now in charge of all aspects of Humble Bee Films’ production, finance and business.
Sharmila has been making natural history programmes for over 20 years and been involved in many of David Attenborough’s projects. She started her TV career at the BBC and has experience in big landmark productions as well as live shows. At Humble Bee Films she has worked across our highly acclaimed Natural Curiosities series and produced our special, Attenborough and the Giant Elephant.
Senior Producer, Development
Charlotte has been working in television for 25 years, in the UK, US and Japan. Setting out as a trainee foreign correspondent with the BBC, she then went on to work in entertainment with the likes of Clive James, Ruby Wax and Graham Norton. Changing tack, Charlotte began working for the BBC Natural History Unit as On-Screen Talent Producer. At Humble Bee, Charlotte continues to nurture new talent and marry them with brilliant ideas.
Elena has previously worked for the BBC and a range of independent production companies. With many years of planning and managing natural history, animation and cookery programmes, it’s fair to say Elena has a wealth of experience across a range of genres. She is most happy when sending crews to far-flung places, and baking cakes for the office!